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How to Make a Bobble Christmas Stocking
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How to Make a Bobble Christmas Stocking

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

Update your mantelpiece this year with a crochet bobble stocking, ready to bring a fun and quirky twist to Christmas decorations! A quick and fun project, you can stitch this gorgeous, cosy stocking with WI Soft and Chunky over a weekend.

Project by @sewing_the_seeds_of_love.

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How to make

Abbreviations 

MC- Magic Circle  
DC- Double Crochet 
ST- Strand 
INC- Increase  
DEC- Decrease  
CH- Chain 
BBL- Five Stitch Bobble  


To start the bobble row, chain one, turn and double crochet in the first stitch. Start your five stitch bobble in the next strand.   
(You can find how to do a five stitch bobble on the Hobbycraft blog). 
 
Crab Stitch- Treat this stitch exactly like a double crochet, except that you are working into the the stitch to the RIGHT of your hook (not the left).  


To start the row, chain one and insert hook into the next strand to the right. Pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through both loops on the hook. 

Toe. (worked in DC)

MC
R1. 6DC (6DC)
R2. INC, 6times (12DC)
R3. 1DC, INC, 6times (18DC)
R4. 2DC, INC, 6times (24DC)
R5. 3DC, INC, 6times (30DC)
R6. 4DC, INC, 6times (36DC)
R7-8. DC around (36DC)
R9. 4DC, DEC, 6timss (30DC)
R10. DC around (30DC)

Foot –(worked; 1st row, bobble, 1DC. 2nd row, DC around)

R11. BBL, DC, repeat 15times
R12. DC around (30DC)
***Repeat R11 & R12 7times***
R26. BBL, DC, repeat 15times.

Heel (worked in DC)

R27. 1SC in the next 12ST, CH1, turn.
R28. 1DC in the next 4ST, INC, 1DC in the next 2ST, INC 1DC in the next 4ST, CH1, turn.
R29. DEC, 1DC in the next 3ST, INC, 1DC in the next 2ST, INC, 1DC in the next 3ST, DEC, CH1, turn
R30. DEC, 1DC in the next 3ST, INC, 1DC in the next 2ST, INC, 1DC in the next 3ST, DEC, CH1, turn
R31. DEC , 1DC in the next 3ST, INC, 1DC in the next 2ST, INC, 1DC in the next 3ST, DEC, CH1, turn
R32. DEC, 1DC in the next 10ST, DEC, CH1, turn
R33. DEC, 1DC in the next 8ST, DEC, CH1, turn
R34. DEC, 1DC in the next 6ST, DEC, CH1, turn
R35. DEC DECDC in the next 4ST, DEC, CH1, turn
R36. DEC, 1DC in the next 2ST, DEC, CH1, turn
R37. DEC twice, CH1, turn
R38. DEC , CH1.
R39. 12DC down side of the heel, DC in each ST of R26. & 12DC up the other side of the heel. Fasten off.
(39DC)

Upper Part of the Stocking –(worked; 1st row, bobble, 1DC. 2nd row, DC around)

R40. Join yarn at the base of the heel (where the heel meets R26) SL SL ST, *BBL, DC (repeat from
*around top of heel) SL ST, CH1, turn. (14BBL, 13DC, 2SL ST)
R41. DC in each ST of R40, CH1, turn
R42. *BBL, DC (repeat from * around)SL ST in 1st CH, CH1, turn
R43. 4DC, (DEC, DC 6times) DC around, DEC in the last 2ST, CH1, turn (30DC)
R44. *DC, BBL (repeat from * around) CH1, turn (15BBL, 15DC)
R45. DC around (30DC)
***REPEAT R44 & R45 ANOTHER 5 TIMES***

Top of stocking- (worked in DC)

R46-53. DC in each ST around, CH1, turn (30DC)
R54. Crab Stitch around the top of the stocking to finish off, fasten off & sew in the ends.

Hanging loop –(worked in DC)

CH31
R1- 3. DC in each ST to the end, CH1, turn (30DC)
R4. DC in each ST to the end (30DC) fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the stocking.

Tassels (make 2)

Wrap yarn around a small book or a piece of card 25 times (approximately 20cm long)


Tie all pieces of yarn together at the other end leaving enough yarn to tie to the stocking & cut the other ends of the yarn to form a tassel. Tie another piece of yarn about a quarter of the way down like in the image.

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